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 Dictionary entry overview: What does course of study mean? 

  The noun COURSE OF STUDY has 2 senses:

1. an integrated course of academic studies
2. education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings

  Familiarity information: COURSE OF STUDY used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1course of study [BACK TO TOP]


An integrated course of academic studies

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


course of study; curriculum; syllabus; programme; program

Context example:

he was admitted to a new program at the university

Hypernyms ("course of study" is a kind of...):

info; information (a message received and understood)

Meronyms (parts of "course of study"):

course of lectures (a series of lectures dealing with a subject)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "course of study"):

crash course; crash program; crash programme (a rapid and intense course of training or research (usually undertaken in an emergency))

reading program (a program designed to teach literacy skills)

degree program (a course of study leading to an academic degree)

Sense 2course of study [BACK TO TOP]


Education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


course; course of instruction; course of study; class

Context examples:

he took a course in basket weaving / flirting is not unknown in college classes

Hypernyms ("course of study" is a kind of...):

didactics; education; educational activity; instruction; pedagogy; teaching (the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill)

Meronyms (parts of "course of study"):

coursework (work assigned to and done by a student during a course of study; usually it is evaluated as part of the student's grade in the course)

lesson (a unit of instruction)

lecture; lecturing (teaching by giving a discourse on some subject (typically to a class))

class period; course session; recitation (a regularly scheduled session as part of a course of study)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "course of study"):

adult education (a course (via lectures or correspondence) for adults who are not otherwise engaged in formal study)

workshop (a brief intensive course for a small group; emphasizes problem solving)

shop; shop class (a course of instruction in a trade (as carpentry or electricity))

seminar (a course offered for a small group of advanced students)

required course (a course that all students are required to take)

refresher; refresher course (a course that reviews and updates a topic for those who have not kept abreast of developments)

propaedeutic; propaedeutics (a course that provides an introduction to an art or science (or to more advanced study generally))

orientation; orientation course (a course introducing a new situation or environment)

industrial arts (a course in the methods of using tools and machinery as taught in secondary schools and technical schools)

home study (a course of study carried out at home rather than in a classroom)

art class (a class in which you learn to draw or paint)

childbirth-preparation class (a course that teaches pregnant women to use breathing and concentration and exercise techniques to use during labor)

correspondence course (a course offered (by mail) by a correspondence school)

course of lectures (a series of lectures dealing with a subject)

elective; elective course (a course that the student can select from among alternatives)

extension course (a course offered as part of an extension service)

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